Oh hello there.
Tired of those Rosh Hashana apple dishes that taste like Bubby? This new take on a RH appetizer that is tres chic will wow your guests. Please join me as I take you through this delicious, crispy, salty, sweet and savory dish.
**Note- this is served with a ciabatta roll. To substitute for GF eaters- use a GF roll. **
Don’t panic…Rosh Hashana is a mere week from today. A WEEK?! Yes, a week.
When I woke up this morning, I knew that I wanted to make a RH apple dish for my website. I had turkey, jalapeno, pea shoots, apples, pears and more. Want to know what this dish was going to be?
- Fancy Sloppy Joe. Ground turkey sauteed with shallot, toasted ciabatta roll with garlic and fancy apple sauce.
- Apple turkey ‘meatloaf’. Served along side a fancy apple sauce.
- Meatballs- apple turkey and (can you guess by now?) served with a fancy apple sauce.
Interestingly enough, each dish had this “fancy apple sauce.” I knew I wanted to make fresh sauce with apples, maybe throw in jalapeno for a nice kick pow and other spices. Playing around with my ingredients, I cautiously placed my jalapenos back into the fridge for another day.
This sauce was going to be fancy. Apples, pears, ginger, garlic, curry, chili powder, fresh sage leaves, maple syrup and a touch of olive oil to finish it off.
I liked the idea of baking the turkey ‘meatballs’ so I held onto that. Playing around with more recipes, I landed on making crostini for dinner. Crostini is a fancy word for toasted bread appetizer. Without a doubt, my favorite appetizer in the world. Crostini are easy, wildly taste bud satisfying and AMAZING.
If you are celebrating RH, have a Happy, healthy and SWEET new year! 5774 Here we go…
- 1 package of dark ground turkey meat. I used Empire Kosher from Trader Joes, only $4!
- 1 cube frozen garlic.
- 1 cube frozen ginger.
- 2 (large) eggs, beaten.
- 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats. May substitue bread crumbs.
- 3 fresh sage leaves, finely sliced.
- 1 thick slice of pear, finely diced. (using the rest in the apple sauce)
- 1 thick slice of apple, finely diced.
- 1 teaspoon of: salt, curry powder.
- Dash of cayenne. (optional)
- Ciabatta Rolls. Again, Trader Joes!
- Organic pea shoots. ^^
- 1 Apple, cubed- sans 1 slice from turkey meatball.
- 1 pear- ^
- 4 fresh sage leaves, whole.
- 4 cloves garlic.
- 1/4-1/2 cup of water. (just enough to cover fruit)
- 1 tablespoon curry powder.
- dash of cayenne.
- 1 teaspoon salt.
- 1 tablespoon read maple syrup.
- Olive oil.
- Place all ingredients into medium saucepan, except for Olive oil.
- Begin with 1/4 cup of the water, and adjust to 1/2 cup if it does not cover the ingredients.
- Simmer on a low flame for the amount of time the meatballs cook- roughly 35 minutes.
- Blend in a food processor/ immersion blender. Drizzle olive oil to finish the sauce.
- Taste, add more spices if needed.
- Last minute I made a spicy mayo to accompany the apple sauce. Mix equal parts mayo and sriracha hot sauce. Mmmm.
- Preheat oven to 375. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper- drizzle with olive oil.
- Place all ingredients except turkey into small/ medium bowl.
- Mix together, add in turkey.
- Form into meatball shapes- may seem sticky, I truly recommend buying food safe gloves- keeps you clean and sanitized!
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, check if meat is cooked through- drier inside and color is more pale.
- Slice ciabatta rolls into thin pieces. Place on baking sheet, spray with pam.
- Raise temp. in oven to 400, toast for 5 minutes until golden brown.
To Plate this gourmet dish:
Place crostini (the toasted bread) on plate. Spread a thin layer of apple sauce, followed by spicy mayo. Cut the meatballs into thin slices. Place on top of sauces, garnish with organic pea shoots for an herbal/ fresh crunch.
Seriously enjoy and as always, thank you for visiting my website!
Please share below any remixes you may have for Rosh Hashana/ Holiday dishes!